What made journaling an indespensible part of my artistic life? Teaching journaling to the next generation. After journaling off and on through high school and college, I came back to it seriously and consistently in January 2002. That’s when I got to teach writing on the Principia Upper School Teton Trip. I have now completed 6 volumes since the beginning of 2002. I love to look at them slowly taking over the bookshelf next to my bed. (#4 is still lost – “on vacation” I prefer to say…) I taught the writing again in 2004, and this year finally got to teach the art part. I was pretty thrilled about that idea, as you can see from this opening page.